Teaching Assistant

Date posted: 13th Jul 2020 Closing date: 28th Aug 2020 Borough: Ealing Position: Teaching Assistant
Interview Date: 3rd Sep 2020 Salary: Dependant on experience and qualifications School: St Mary's Church of England Primary School

26 Tentelow Lane
Norwood Green
020 3693 0510

Start date: September 2020
Hours of work: 08:30-16:00, term-time only
Salary: Dependant on experience and qualifications


St Mary’s is a 1FE Church of England Free School that opened in September 2014. We have moved into our new purpose built school that benefits from our own copse and an outlook over open fields to the back of the site. And yes, we are in the London Borough of Ealing! As a free school, we have the freedom to devise our own curriculum based on the National Curriculum, but pertinent to our school community and locality.

The school was graded good by Ofsted and SIAMS. Ofsted noted:

  • Staff praise the “unique” culture of the school where teachers and leaders collaborate
  • Positive behaviour is reflected across the school
  • The school’s curriculum promotes positive values
  • One parent described the school as “a breath of fresh air with committed staff

This is an exciting opportunity for someone to join a small, flexible team to help further our unique
environment. You should note that there may be the possibility of flexibility in this job description
in the light of the precise skills and experience of the successful candidate.

St Mary’s School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect
all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments are dependent on
satisfactory enhanced DBS clearance.

Please send your completed application form to the school administrator, details above.
The closing date for applications is 28th August 2020
Interviews will take place w/c 3rd or 4th September 2020

How to apply
Application Form
Our Website


Reception Class TA

You will work as a member of our small team to support the establishment of an outstanding
learning environment which enables our children to flourish socially, emotionally, educationally,
spiritually and physically. In particular, you will:
Support pupils e.g.:

  • Help children to settle to their new environment;
  • Develop an understanding of the needs of individuals and help each one to learn
  • Establish and maintain supportive relationships with children;
  • Attend to children’s personal requirements and physical care and encourage self-help;
  • willingness to provide personal care and hygiene to children as required

Support class teachers e.g.:

  • Participate in the planning of a range of activities for individual and groups of pupils;
  • Ensure that planned programmed of activities are implemented including supervising
    individuals and groups, indoors and outdoors, including at play times and at off-site
  • Help prepare, organise and adapt teaching materials and the classroom environment;
  • Contribute to monitoring, assessment and recording procedures;
  • Help maintain a safe environment through ensuring supervision and discipline of pupils;
  • Assist in devising and implementing individual learning programmes for particular pupils.

As a valuable member of the school staff you will be treated as part of the small team that will
be establishing the school. You will therefore be expected to:

  • Keep confidences relating to home or school issues in a professional way;
  • Work within the school’s agreed policies and procedures including a commitment to
    protecting and safeguarding children;
  • Participate in appropriate CPD, in service training and performance management;
  • Support and contribute to the development of the Christian ethos of the school;
  • Model behaviour consistent with the standards and aspirations of the school;
  • Foster good relationships with parents and the community;
  • Undertake other duties of an appropriate nature and level as may be reasonably
    assigned by the Headteacher from time to time;
  • Recognise that the duties of the post may vary from time to time without changing the
    general character of the post or level of responsibility entailed.


To support pupils you will need:

  • Imagination & creativity;
  • Enthusiasm & a motivational effect;
  • Consistency.

To support class teachers you will need:

  • Good communication and organisation skills;
  • The inter-personal skills to work in a small, close, friendly team;
  • The ability to work with a range of professionals and parents.

To support the school in its infancy you will be:

  • Flexible, adaptable and versatile;
  • Proactive and able to use your initiative;
  • Professional in your attitude;
  • Keen to develop your professional skills;
  • A role model for the children;
  • Punctual and reliable.

Skills & Experience
The following skills, experience and qualifications are essential:

  • Proven experience of working with children aged 4-7 in a school environment;
  • A good level of spoken and written English;
  • Basic IT skills.
  • C grade GCSE mathematics and English.

The following skills, experience and qualifications are desirable:

  • An NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification;
  • A sound knowledge and experience of the Early Years Foundation Stage;
  • A Paediatric First Aid certificate;